Friday, January 29, 2016

She Said Yes To Her Dream

My sister always wanted to work in Film Production. It's been a dream for her ever since she was a little girl. 

So she made it happen.

She went to school in SoCal and majored in Film Production even though it put her states away from her then very serious boyfriend.

She endured grueling internships in LA during the summer months.

After graduation, she worked a secure office job while she submitted resumes for a career in her desired field.

And when one finally came through, and paid way less than she was making at work or expecting at all, she hesitated.

She debated back and forth. 

And then, she took the risk head-on. She fled the secure for the dream.

And it has been a true dream for her.

She's worked her tail off the last 10+ years to move up in the company.

She met her British husband there.

Which brings with it her son, her beautiful house, her regular travels to England ... her life as she knows it.

All because she always followed her dream, even when it was scary. And paid less. And made her cry in the beginning as she worked endless hours. She stuck with the dream.

Of course the dream was always just "the job" for her. But with it, I have seen that the dream she acted on actually cultivated the well-rounded life she loves even more. And that makes me incredibly happy to witness as her friend, sister, fellow human.

With respect to that, on this fine Friday, I'd love to share the newest trailer from the latest film that she (and my insanely-talented Bro-In-Law!) is working on:

It looks truly cool (voices include Rooney Mara, George Takei, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes and Charlize Theron) and I can't wait to see the 4th film she's been a part of.

Proud of my sister for following her dream and in doing so, letting that shape the every day reality of her life.

Think of all that she wouldn't have if she had just let it pass her by.
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Pat Hatt said...

That looks like it is going to be a good one indeed. First I've heard of it. So awesome she made it happen, the crap can sure pile up, but if one keeps on trying they can get there. And find a lot more along the way too.

Andrea Nine said...

It sounds amazing! There is something so special about following your dreams and when they become a reality it's so surreal and sweet! I'm sure your support helped her tremendously as well! I hope your weekend is as wonderful as you are!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I love stories of struggle and sacrifice and seeing people come out where they should be after all of that.

Best of luck to them on this movie!

Ashley Lillis said...

That is so amazing! There are so many people that have big dreams, but don't ever go for it! Major kudos to your sister to take that jump and go for it! It's definitely paying off!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

How amazing! So glad she took the leap of faith, as scary and challenging as it was. Amazing career AND a British husband? Pure awesomeness <3
Green Fashionista

Emily @ Martinis | Bikinis said...

She looks like you! So glad her dream has come true because that's a huge and scary risk to take in your career path but luckily she made the right choice!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

this is so fabulous!

"Of course the dream was always just "the job" for her. But with it, I have seen that the dream she acted on actually cultivated the well-rounded life she loves even more." - i love this so much. i love reading about how people started out, maybe overcame a few obstacles (or a lot) and ended up with a happy well rounded life. just goes to show sometimes we might think the grass is greener or someone has it easier, but most people had to work to get where they are.

congrats to your sister and your bro in law. this is awesome!

Unknown said...

Awwwww sooo sweet of you to share this about your sister! <3

Marie said...

That is so amazing!!! So glad all her dreams have come true!!

Panty Buns said...

KUDOS to your sister! We need many more talented women in the film industry.
It's terribly difficult for women to get recognised in the film industries. I LOVE the trailer, and thanks for including the names of the people whose voices are heard. I just recently watched Charlize Theron in Aeon Flux on NetFlix again. Sadly, when I do a NetFlix search for POWERUP Films I got zero results. I also love Rooney Mara who starred with Care Blanchett in the movie "Carol", recently snubbed in the Oscars "Best Picture" category by tThe Academy - a white males club. In very recent news, ABC showed its homophobia and sexism by refusing to air the Carol Movie trailer unless the Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett lesbian scene shot is censored - see article in Jezebel:

I wish your sister the best of luck and hope she is very successful. That KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS trailer is great.

julie @ said...

Awesome! And it's so nice to hear that her risk paid off...! That movie looks so fun!! Congrats to her and your BIL for their hard work!!

Myra said...

So amazing! I love that she followed her dream and powered through even the hardest times!

Jax said...

Wow, we all need to take some tips from your sister. I think out of fear many of us settle for mediocre all around. It's impressive to hear your sister did not. :)